Only one was missing. That’s how the march toward the record that will remain in the history of the major leagues has come to an end.
Spencer Strider (25), the ‘160km young gun’ of the Atlanta Braves, did not become the main character of the record. Strider came out as a starting pitcher in the first game of the double header against the 2023 Major League Baseball New York Mets held at Citi Field in Flushing, New York, USA on the 2nd (Korean time) and left 4 runs with 5 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings.
Strider, who boasted a fastball close to 160 km with a maximum speed of 99 miles (159 km) that day, recorded 8 strikeouts. He struck out 8 of his own, but this also meant that Strider’s record challenge was over.
Strider threw 2 hits and no runs while striking out 13 in 8 innings against the Miami Marlins on the 25th of last month. With this, Strider continued his amazing pitching record of at least 9 strikeouts in 9 consecutive games. This record started when he struck out 16 in 8 innings against the Colorado Rockies on September 2 last year.
The history of the club has already been rewritten. It broke the previous record of 9 strikeouts in 8 consecutive games set by John Smoltz in 1997. However, in the end, it fell short of the all-time major league record. The record for most games was set by Nolan Ryan in 1977, with 11. The second all-time record is 10 games by Chris Sale in 2018.ㅋㅋㅋ벳
On this day, Strider struggled against the Mets lineup. Strider hit a 3-run home run in the left-middle wall as an 85-mile slider thrown to Pete Alonso in the bottom of the 3rd inning, when the 1st and 2nd bases were safe, was driven to the center, and the number of pitches reached 107 by the 5th inning. Still, with the support of the other line, the Striders won their fourth win of the season as Atlanta won 9-8, leaving an ERA of 2.57 for the season.
Last year, Strider, who made a sensation by pitching in 31 games and throwing 131⅔ innings, striking out 202 and recording an average ERA of 2.67 with 11 wins and 5 losses, had to be content with second place in the National League Rookie of the Year vote. As teammate Michael Harris II became the rookie of the year, he could not bring the glory of the once-in-a-lifetime rookie of the year.